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Laser cleaning of oxidized metallic materials: role of the optical properties of the oxide films
Author(s): Pierre Pasquet; Pandora Psyllaki; Roland Oltra; Jean-Pierre Boquillon; Paul Leiderer; Johannes Boneberg; Suzanne Joiret; Anne Hugot-Le Goff
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Paper Abstract

In the present work, the effects of nanosecond pulsed laser irradiation on oxidized metallic surfaces were investigated, in order to estimate the possibility of using laser techniques for cleaning applications. After oxidation, the oxide layer developed on the metallic surfaces depends on the composition of the substrate and also on oxidation conditions. In this study a modeling system: pure Fe oxidized at 500 degrees C, has been investigated. The influence of the optical properties of the oxide films on the removal mechanisms and the cleaning efficiency of the laser technique was illustrated by performing specific electrochemical treatments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4402, Laser Techniques and Systems in Art Conservation, (22 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445672
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Pasquet, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Pandora Psyllaki, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Roland Oltra, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Jean-Pierre Boquillon, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Paul Leiderer, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)
Johannes Boneberg, Univ. Konstanz (Switzerland)
Suzanne Joiret, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Anne Hugot-Le Goff, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)


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Laser Techniques and Systems in Art Conservation

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